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Whats style salsa do you dance?
By NikkiBStyle Comments: 448, member since Mon Apr 28, 2003
On Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:35 AM


Hey everyone!

Just curious to know what style salsa my fellow dance.net members dance. I dance New York Style ON 2. I recently danced with a few guys who dance ON 1. I can follow that pretty ok.

I love to watch columbian style salsa as well...please let me know which style you prefer!

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re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By barrefly Comments: 682, member since Sun Apr 18, 2004
On Wed Sep 05, 2007 04:33 PM
Edited by barrefly (90848) on 2007-09-05 16:37:27
Edited by barrefly (90848) on 2007-09-05 16:39:03
Edited by barrefly (90848) on 2007-09-05 17:12:38
Hi NikkiB,
My daughter dances "on1" and "on2". We just got back from her on2 private and it was great. Her teacher is Bernard Martinez and he is the best...(very technical). She is looking forward to going to the S.F. congress to try out her stuff.
P.S. ....I don't care to much for colombian (cali?).....when they start doing lifts it reminds me of lindy hop. (...colombian is with the fast foot work is it not?).
..sorry for all the edits..I am tired today.
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By NikkiBStyle Comments: 448, member since Mon Apr 28, 2003
On Thu Sep 06, 2007 02:51 PM
yes, it is the one with the fast footwork. It's true, it does begin to look like Lindy Hop! I am an on 2 devotee :) Although On1 is easier to follow (when social dancing) it is the on 2 style that holds my heart!
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By barrefly Comments: 682, member since Sun Apr 18, 2004
On Thu Sep 06, 2007 05:13 PM
..as a non dancer, I could not tell them apart if my life depended on it. Bernard's training is making me like on2 alot, but that is probably because he is a perfectionist with technique and therefore, I can see the difference when my daughter dances them by which is cleaner. Hopefully she will incorporate her on2 tech. into her on1.
Also, she did get confused once doing on1 with an occasional on2 turn (mistake). I don't know what the means, but that is what she told me.
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By NikkiBStyle Comments: 448, member since Mon Apr 28, 2003
On Fri Sep 07, 2007 08:53 AM
what happens is once the music starts, you have to concentrate on dancing on 1 or on 2....i always end up falling back on 2 when i started dancing on 1...lol then you have to sort of shuffle when the guy leads you out to get back on 1 because on1 and on2 break back different after a cross body.

and then...when you dance with a guy who dances on both sometimes if one ends up on 2, the other automatically follows suit...and so we end up dancing on 1 as well as on 2...lol im reeealllyyy new to on 1 and never had formal training on it so i just follow what the guy does and try not to step on him!
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By aly12345 Comments: 69, member since Tue Mar 25, 2008
On Sun Apr 20, 2008 05:35 PM
How many different styles of salsa are there, and what are they?
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By Dance_non_stop Comments: 77, member since Thu Jun 26, 2008
On Sun Jun 29, 2008 04:20 PM
I voted the 3rd one I can't really remember how you spell it sometimes
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By darlingdivastar Comments: 4, member since Sat Jun 09, 2007
On Tue Aug 12, 2008 07:25 PM
I dance On2.

I get the impression that, at least in the clubs here, that is the standard. (I've never studied international though.)
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By freenky Comments: 20, member since Mon Aug 04, 2008
On Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:46 PM
Columbian is my favorite by far, but I like most salsa styles.
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By CCCDancer24 Comments: 6, member since Sun Oct 28, 2007
On Sun Dec 28, 2008 01:26 PM
I dance and love cuban syle salsa!! I've also been trained to dance on the 1 and 2 and in my opinion i like dancing on the 2 better...it just feels different!! :)
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By livvybbz1999 Comments: 51, member since Sat Mar 07, 2009
On Mon May 25, 2009 07:44 AM
we dont do salsa
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By livvybbz1999 Comments: 51, member since Sat Mar 07, 2009
On Wed May 27, 2009 03:38 PM
What types of salsa do you do
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By livvybbz1999 Comments: 51, member since Sat Mar 07, 2009
On Wed May 27, 2009 03:39 PM
What types of salsa do you do ?
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By cardiocrazi Comments: 2, member since Wed Dec 24, 2008
On Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:31 PM
I live on the west coast and was taught "1". But I work with a lady that dance professionally in Peurto Rico for 9 years and dances on 2 of course. I am trying to become more comfortable with it because honestly if I go any where else espically over sea's that is what they dance.Its like ballet you may not need it at the time but, if want to be a well rounded dancer an individual should take ballet.
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By pointegirl543 Comments: 66, member since Tue Sep 22, 2009
On Fri Sep 25, 2009 03:23 PM
I took a salsa dance class at summer camp from a guy from Colombia! I loved it!
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By CdnSalsanut Comments: 3, member since Sun Aug 28, 2011
On Sun Aug 28, 2011 08:14 PM
It seems to me, having danced salsa in several countries, there are several styles.

The two main ones are salsa danced along a line, or LA style. Or salsa danced rotationally, or cuban style. There is also cumbia, which is danced mostly by latino leads and is a softer simpler style, increasingly popular here in Toronto.

Then there is salsa danced on 1 or salsa danced on 2 (New York style). Mambo is also danced on 2 and it is the american ballroom equivilent of salsa.

I danced salsa in clubs every night of the week. Here in Toronto it seems about 50/60 between cuban and LA style. As a dancer I find started with casino rueda, cuban style but now mix my dancing between the 2 styles.

The main advantage of LA style is that in a crowded dance venue couples can dance side by side without clashing. I believe this developed from West coast swing which calls this "slot dancing".
re: Whats style salsa do you dance?
By salsamila Comments: 1, member since Mon Oct 06, 2014
On Tue Jul 07, 2015 06:12 AM
I do international style more common in Europe, I sued to teach to adult classes beginner and intermediate levels. I find Salsa dance in this land is more like a ballroom dance different than what I got used to. I wish I could find a partner to dance in South Coast MA.

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